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QUESTION: "what are my rights in applying for the state to take over an existing order through family law?"
ANSWER: You do have a right to make such a request. More specifically, way back in 1975 the federal government enacted legislation requiring each state to implement a child support enforcement program. In your jurisdiction, the North Carolina Child Support Enforcement program is administered by the state Department of Health and Human Services, Division of, but there is also funding and other overlap provided by the federal U.S. Office of Child Support. Unfortunately, just as with a defendant accused of a crime, the language concerning specific "rights" primarily pertains to the obligor (parent ordered to pay) rather than the obligee (you in this case). In all candor, this often amounts to the "right" to either wait on Child Support Enforcement )CSE) or retain family law counsel, I am very sorry to say.
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